Meshtastic

I'm clearly in over my head. Am I allowed to sell my t beams here?

So this is proving to be more than I wanted to tackle. I thought I could just pop the things out of the box, sync with my phone, and be up and running. Didn’t realize there was soldering involved, and I’m afraid I’m going to ruin them.

I would like to just sell what I have. I have two T Beams with batteries and an Amazon Fire 7 tablet. Would it be okay if I just list that stuff for sale and save someone the three month wait?

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If you’d cover shipping both ways, I’ll happily solder it for you.

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It would be difficult to ruin them as you are just soldering pads and pins. Just don’t hold the iron on the pins for more than 10s at a time and if you need to, let it cool down before trying again. What kind of soldering iron do you have?

You can also use them without a screen. Bluetooth pin can be found using a serial terminal, see step 10 https://github.com/meshtastic/Meshtastic-device#installing-from-a-gui---windows-and-mac

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Don’t worry, even if you heat the pins 30 to 60 seconds, there will probably be no damage to the board.

Just try doing it and you will see how easy it actually is :slight_smile: :blush:

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If it can arrive in San Francisco before 9/22 (we’re moving to Taiwan soonish after that), I’m also happy to solder them and I’ll throw a couple of 3d printed cases in the return box (please include a return shipping label inside the box). a small USPS first class box should be about $8 each way

(but yeah - if you wanna sell em here fine with me)

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Does anyone have an assembly video? Maybe this would help those starting out!

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Take a close look at 8:28, Andreas is showing how he soldered the pins directly or did a cross wire for another panel because the pins are in a different order on that screen. As you see soldering does not have to be perfect :wink:

I initially used a 4 pin header like in the clip below and plugged the screen into that. Downside of that is you need a bigger box and the header takes a bit of care to unsolder.

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I used my highest wattage soldering iron because it’s the one I found first. Probably 30-45w? Got it plenty hot with no issues. I even put a pin header on the wrong spot, unsoldered it, and resoldered it in the correct spot with no problems.

I’ve been intending to do a quick video to show/help people because I’m no professional but I get good results. Well, it works when I’m done. Haha

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I encourage you to try soldering yourself, but if you’d still like to sell them I’m happy to buy!

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